Personal protective equipment or PPE has long been a healthcare personnel defense against any contagious disease. And now, as the COVID-19 pandemic is putting more emphasis on the usage of PPE, it is consequently pushing the conventional PPEs toward a necessary and timely makeover. Healthcare workers are now realizing that the function of PPE is not merely blocking the transfer of viruses or pathogens but also to offer a necessary level of comfort to the wearer. Quality, at the same time, is another crucial aspect of PPE. When fighting against a viral outbreak as catastrophic as the COVID-19 one, it is the quality of these PPEs that determine the ultimate usefulness of such equipment.
Interestingly, PPE manufacturers are not leaving any stones unturned to help their clients achieve these goals. Following through the global efforts for countering the coronavirus spread, these PPE manufacturers are now continuously innovating their offering to meet the market demands best. For instance, many PPE manufacturers are now leaning toward reusable cloth masks as the demand for disposable respirators like N95s is far higher than the current supply. Some of them are also redesigning the entire PPE kit to be more light-weight and heat-resistant, thereby making those suitable for long-term usage. Besides, many manufacturers are now replacing the hard hats of conventional PPE kits with headgears similar to a rock climber’s flexible helmet.
It is also important to note that all these innovations are not only in a structural sense. Many PPE manufacturers are also imbuing their PPE kits with cutting-edge technologies to increase their functionality even more. One example of these technological advances would be sensors detecting if employees are wearing the PPE correctly. These sensors provide a notification like a car’s seat belt detector when employees are incorrectly wearing PPE.
The key considerations, at this juncture, must be made about how PPE equipment can be thoughtfully integrated into an organization’s existing infrastructure. Organizations should consider a use-case driven approach to assessing their exact expectations from the modern PPE kits. To assist businesses in such practice, we have compiled this issue of MedTech Outlook. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 healthcare PPE solution providers to highlight those making significant contributions to the advancement of PPEs. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these companies are set to transform the landscape. This edition also blends thought leadership articles from subject matter experts and CXOs, along with real-life stories on how the companies have enhanced their clients’ capabilities. We hope this issue of MedTech Outlook helps you build the technological partnership your business needs to succeed in a competitive landscape.
We present to you MedTech Outlook’s, “Top 10 Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment Solution Providers - 2020.”